Andrea Edith Moore, Soprano
Soprano Andrea Edith Moore is a singing artist, music creator, actress, educator and dynamic collaborator who approaches all things vocal with a fearless excellence. She brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” (operagasm.com) and comfortably traverses repertoire from opera roles such as the Countess to Anne Trulove to chamber music spanning the gamut from Baroque and historic performance practice, experimental contemporary music and even pop and country. She has sung backup vocals for pop chameleon My Brightest Diamond and with country favorites The Red Clay Ramblers.
Moore regularly stars with North Carolina Opera where she “garnered the biggest ovations” for her performance of Micaela in Carmen, in Aida her “Priestess was hauntingly ethereal.” (N&O), in Brittenʼs The Turn of the Screw, “The star of the show was Andrea Edith Moore as the Governess, with beautiful and clear tones, every word and phrase distinct, and convincingly more and more distracted as the drama progressed.” (N&O)
Moore has triumphed with Maestros Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philip Cave, Keitaro Harada, Klaus Dieter Jung, Andreas Mitisek, Lorenzo Muti, Timothy Myers, Gerard Schwartz, and David Zinman and stage-directors Colin Graham, Keturah Stickann, Garnett Bruce, Vera Calabria, Candace Evans, Marc Verzatt and John Lehmeyer. She has been a principle artist with North Carolina Opera, Hamburger Kammeroper, Central City Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Greensboro Opera, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Yale Opera, and Peabody Opera Theater. Moore has concertized with Richard Tucker Foundation, El Paso Symphony, North Carolina Master Chorale, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Duke Symphony, Eastern Music Festival and made notable debuts in Buenos-Aires at Teatro-Colon and Rio de Janeiroʼs Teatro-Municipal.
Moore stays on the pulse of new music and was a 2018 fellow with the Grammy Award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird at their Blackbird Creative Lab. The Lab’s mission is to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to share in the ensemble’s vision: to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic.
In keeping with this mission, she commissioned, produced and premiered Family Secrets: Kith and Kin by Daniel Thomas Davis with seven new texts by world-renowned authors. The world-premiere staging by Francesca Talenti occurred in 2018 with NCO and she plans to make a studio recording of the work with 5 time Grammy Award winning producer Elaine Martone this September. “The roles of Girl, Mother, and Daughter were sung by Moore, who continues to wow audiences with her powerful and flexible soprano voice, her acting ability, her dedication and drive, and her charm that enables such projects as this to be successful.” (CVNC)
Moore has premiered works by Judah Adashi, Allen Anderson, David Arcus, Stephen Chatman, Daniel Thomas Davis, Marjorie Merryman, Eric Schwartz, Martin Suckling, Zachary Wadsworth. She has served as a vocal advisor with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and has worked intimately with modern dance choreographer Ros Warby. She sang the role of Sara in Jennifer Higdon’s new opera Cold Mountain; the 2017 world premiere of Eric Schwartz’s live film-score accompanying The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Dianarah in Patrick Morganelli’s inventive opera Hercules vs. Vampires screened with the film “Hercules in the Haunted World” with NCO.
Moore is a prize-winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a grant recipient from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and has been twice awarded the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. For her commission Family Secrets: Kith and Kin Moore was granted the Performing Arts Special Activities Fund from UNC-CH and the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham and NC Arts Councils.
Ms. Moore holds degrees from Yale University, the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University and UNCSA. She served on the voice faculty of UNC at Chapel Hill for seven years.
Ms. Moore now performs full time, teaches privately and, with her husband, is a mom to an energetic 3 year old and owns two restaurants: Alley Twenty Six in Durham and James Beard American Classic Crook's Corner Chapel Hill, NC.